Services set in remembrance of Ellis Kell
DAVENPORT, Iowa — Funeral services for Ellis Kell, a beloved musician in the Quad Cities, have been arranged.
The visitation was set for Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at the Adler Theater in Davenport. It was set to go from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. A celebration of life will follow immediately after at 3:30 p.m.
From 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. there will be a musical tribute to Ellis and a jam session at River Music Experience downtown Davenport.
Kell passed away on Friday, December 16 after a battle with cancer. He was 61.
His family had kept a blog of his progress fighting the disease, from diagnoses through his first round of chemo. They had set up a GoFund Me page which ended up collecting more than $22,000 by the day of his funeral services.
On the day Kell passed, his friend Rene Gellerman wrote on the blog:
“It’s a dark day in the Quad Cities. For many of us, the music has stopped.”